A rock star General bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes inside the complex machinery of modern war. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.
Friday, May 26, 2017Netflix Only
On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not official
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An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.